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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Custom Brutale headlight bolt

Thought I'd spruce up the 'adjustment' of the Brutale headlight by making a new height adjustment bolt in brass and while I was at it making some 'decorative' bolts for the subframe after removing the rear foot peg hangers also in brass. Came out nice..hope you like em.
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Brian, you got to stop this! You are driving me mad with your ability to turn out stunning parts.

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Ok, so how did you make the little detents all around the hex opening? Did you use the lathe or a milling machine? Do you have a photo of when you did that?
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Ok, so how did you make the little detents all around the hex opening? Did you use the lathe or a milling machine? Do you have a photo of when you did that?
No unfortunately I didn't take any shots of this process...but it is done using a 'rotary table' (dividing the number of 'holes' required into the 360 degrees) and a drill press (pillar drill).
I have however photographed this process in previous threads and it can be seen when I made these 'Bar ends. http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=43206

Thanks guys as ever for your kind comments...I'll make something a bit more challenging soon!.
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Looks cool BG......How did you get the hex wrench feature in the bolt? Also in the pics here it looks like a goldish finish, what were the materials/finish you used?
Thanks in advance....
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No unfortunately I didn't take any shots of this process...but it is done using a 'rotary table' (dividing the number of 'holes' required into the 360 degrees) and a drill press (pillar drill).
I have however photographed this process in previous threads and it can be seen when I made these 'Bar ends. http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=43206

Thanks guys as ever for your kind comments...I'll make something a bit more challenging soon!.
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Cool! I thought you must be using something like that to make the holes. I have a milling machine that I have used to make crude but functional pieces for stuff. But seeing your work makes me want to try making something that looks good. I just don't think it is as easy as you make it look!
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Looks cool BG......How did you get the hex wrench feature in the bolt? Also in the pics here it looks like a goldish finish, what were the materials/finish you used?
Thanks in advance....
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In the OP he said it's brass.
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Looks cool BG......How did you get the hex wrench feature in the bolt? Also in the pics here it looks like a goldish finish, what were the materials/finish you used?
Thanks in advance....
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Hi, to get the internal 'hex' you need a 'rotary broach' for your lathe...expensive but...http://www.buybroaches.com/8mm-diame...ch-tool-holder and the tools http://www.buybroaches.com/8mm-shank...-rotary-broach
also as pitmeister has said the material I used in this case was brass which I polished for the finish.
No nothing is ever easy, but with a little practice....
Glad you like em.
I've made many 'parts' like the bar ends in the link I provided...but have a search through some of my threads to see some of the other stuff if you are interested.
Thanks Brian
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Wow brian, your parts are stunning!
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